Category Archives: Vegetables and Herbs

How to Grow Leeks – Gardening Tips

Leeks are closely related to onions but have a sweeter, creamier, more delicate flavor. They are prized by cooks as a flavoring for dishes of all types. They can also be used to make a tasty soup, and are served cooked as a side dish. They take a long time to mature and are usually…
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Vegetable Gardening with Raised Beds

Vegetable Gardening with Raised Beds are very good solutions Planting a backyard vegetable garden isn’t as hard as you think. It’s a great way to feed your family, and a good excuse to cut work and get out in the sun. Here are some ideas you can use when doing this project. These pics are…
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How to Sow and Grow Cucumbers from Seed

Believe it or not, cucumbers have been in cultivation for at least 3000 years. Originating in India, this refreshing crop is believed to have been introduced to Europe by the Romans, reaching England by the 14th century and North America by the 16th century. Nowadays, the cucumber has become a mainstay of the British salad.…
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Spinach Growing Tips: How to Care and Grow Spinach in Containers

Spinach Growing Tips: How to Care and Grow Spinach in Containers Spinach, the nutritious leafy vegetable that most kids love to hate, is a popular food grown in small-space gardens such as balcony container gardens. This cool-weather crop grows well in plant containers and can provide great taste and healthy nutrients just 40 to 45…
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How To Grow Basil Bush Like a Pro

The best way to ensure that a plant grows to its maximum potential is to give it want it needs. In the case of basil, it is a lot of warmth, plenty of bright sunlight and ample moisture. If you provide these, your basil seedlings will grow fast to become large plants, providing you with plenty…
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7 Cool Things Lavender Can Do

Add lavender to your farmers’ market shopping list Maybe you’re thinking of planting lavender because it’s a beautiful addition to any flowerbed and because bees seem to love it. But its usefulness doesn’t stop there. Here are seven ways to put it to work at home outside or in an indoor herb garden. 1. Keep…
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What to Grow in the Shade Garden

What to Grow in the Shade Garden An abundance of large trees and shady areas in your yard can be a challenge to the creative gardener, rather than an obstacle to good gardening. Shady places that provide cool, refreshing areas of beauty during summer's heat also can contribute color and interest to the landscape throughout…
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Celery – Growing Guide

Celery is a cool-weather crop. It requires 16 weeks of cool weather to come to harvest. Start seed indoors 8 to 10 weeks before the last frost in spring. Set transplants in the garden 2 to 3 weeks before the average last frost date when seedlings have 5 to 6 leaves. In cool spring and…
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How To Grow Hyssop Plants

How To Grow Hyssop Plants Grown in containers or as a border plant, Hyssop is extremely attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade Maturity: 75-85 days from seed Height: 12 to 24 inches Spacing: 12 to 24 inches apart, 2 to 4 feet between rows Home herb gardeners are growing…
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Growing Garlic Indoors

Growing Garlic Indoors Growing garlic indoors is not difficult and you’ll be able to get the supply of fresh green stalks, flowers, and even the garlic bulbs. Learn more! If you have ever wondered about how to grow garlic indoors then the good news is that it is going to be considerably easier than you…
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How to grow herbs indoors this winter

How to grow herbs indoors this winter The abundant growing season may be over, but you can still exercise your green thumb and save on your grocery bill with an indoor herb garden. Watching your garden-fresh herb supply go from healthy bunches to picked-over, withering stalks can be one of the most depressing parts of…
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Growing Cilantro

Growing Cilantro Cilantro needs its own space in the garden where you can harvest it and then let it go to seed. It grows fast in the cool weather of spring and fall, creating a rosette of lacy leaves. When the weather gets warm, the plant sends up a long, lanky flower stalk bearing flat…
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14 Vegetables You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Think you don't like to eat your vegetables? Maybe you're just bored with the options. The truth is, the world is full of edible, healthy and flavorful roots, stems and leaves, the vast majority of which you've probably never tasted. In the spirit of culinary adventure, we hope this list will prompt you to titillate…
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How To Regrow Celery Indoors

How To Regrow Celery Indoors We've figured out how to literally re-grow organic celery from the base of the bunch we bought from the store a couple weeks ago. I swear, we must have been living under a rock all these years or just not be that resourceful when it comes to food, but we're…
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5 Herbs that Thrive Inside

5 Herbs that Thrive Inside Even if you don’t have outdoor gardening space, there are plenty of herbs that you can grow indoors successfully on a sunny windowsill. If you do grow herbs in your garden, fall is a great time to think about starting an indoor windowsill herb garden to grow herbs indoors so…
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Garlic Varieties – What Type to Plant and How

It's hard to believe there was a time when garlic wasn't a staple in the kitchen. Today there are over 600 cultivated sub-varieties of garlic throughout the world. How many have you tried? All garlic belongs to the genus Allium and the species sativum. The species is further divided into softnecks, var. sativum and hardneck,…
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